Ministers unhappy

They were not consulted about reshuffling CABINET ministers who have been reshuffled last week are unhappy about their removal. Sources close to ministers concerned told the Solomon Star the recent swapping of portfolios does not go down well with the few ministers. Those reshuffled include former Minister for Forestry; Bodo Dettke had been reshuffled as…

Land reform summit, Wednesday

A CONFERENCE focusing on Land Reform in the Solomon Islands is set to take place on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at the Forum Fisheries Agency Conference Centre. Land Reform is a key priority for the Solomon Islands government and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be reiterating the importance of land in the opening speech at…

Chief refutes claim

BURNS creek community chairman, John Seti Iromea had categoryly denied involvement of his people in damaging water supply pipe lines in the area last week. Mr Iromea however, pointed out that some water supply pipe lines may have been damaged by angry residents over disconnections carried out by officials from Solomon Water Last week Solomon…

Orange Day marked here

FAMILY Support Centre (FSC) marked the United Nations campaign to end violence against women, known as Orange Day, Tuesday. Orange falls on August  25th to promote women’s rights and raised awareness on violence against them. The event was marked with decorations of printed banner and tables displaying pamphlets of family violence at the front gate…

Call to challenge gov’t in court

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has urged the Parliamentary Opposition group and other out spoken civil society groups to take the DCC government in court over the string of controversial decisions it made recently. Speaking during the press conference early this week, MMF General Secretary Charles Ashley said government’s decision to release payment for boat hiring…

One day meet for premiers

PREMIERS from the nine Provinces and the City Mayor of Honiara City Council are attending a one day Pre-Premiers Conference at the Heritage Park Hotel today. The purpose of the conference is to update Premiers including their Provincial Secretaries, along with the City Mayor and the City Clerk on the Gizo Communiqué and the preparations…

Accused faces sentence

A MAN who faces a number of criminal offences will be sentenced today at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Joseph Lesimae pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly behaviour in a police station and one count of criminal trespass. The court has also found him guilty after a trial of two counts of going armed in…

Appeal hearing next week

THE hearing of an appeal case in relation to a man who appealed his conviction in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court will be heard in the High Court on Tuesday, next week. Nicholas Hemu was found guilty of one count of malicious damage after a trial in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court early this year. This was…